‘1st and 2nd place Netherlands and Taiwan eliminated → 4th and 5th place Cuba and Italy advanced to the quarterfinals’ Miracle in Group A, is Korea possible?

March 13, 2023 0 Comments

Group A of the World Baseball Classic finished the first round with a cataclysmic event.

Cuba defeated Taiwan 7-1 in the last game of Group A in the first round of the 2023 WBC held at Zhouji Baseball Stadium in Taichung, Taiwan on the 12th. In the final game that followed, Italy defeated the Netherlands 7-1.

In Group A, fierce competition for rankings took place until the day the last match was held. The Netherlands and Taiwan took the lead with 2 wins and 1 loss, Panama ranked third with 2 wins and 2 losses, and Cuba and Italy stayed at the bottom with 1 win and 2 losses.

However, in the final game,토토사이트 a big turnaround occurred. As Cuba and Italy, which stayed at 1-2, defeated Chinese Taipei and the Netherlands, who were in the lead, respectively, an unprecedented situation occurred in which all five teams tied 2-2.

The five teams that were all tied in winning percentage were ranked by the minimum run rate (run/out count) according to the rules. Cuba (.139), with its powerful mound, and Italy (.157), which won the important match against the Netherlands by a large margin, advanced to the quarterfinals with first and second place, respectively. The Netherlands (.186), which boasts super-luxury fielding, stayed in third place, followed by Panama (.200) in fourth, and Taiwan (.285) in fifth, and the first round ended.

In Group B, Japan won all four matches and secured the top spot early on. Australia is in 2nd place with 2 wins and 1 loss, Korea and the Czech Republic are in the bottom ranks with 1 win and 2 losses, and China is in 5th place with 3 losses.

After consecutive shocking defeats to Australia and Japan, Korea still has a faint hope of advancing to the quarterfinals. If the Czech Republic wins by more than 4 points in the game between Australia and the Czech Republic that will be held on this day, and Korea wins the last game against China, it can advance to the quarterfinals. Although the possibility is slim, there is no law that prevents abnormalities from occurring in Group B as in Group A where the band electrode opened.

Korea predicted Won Tae-in as the starting pitcher for the last match against China. As it is an important match, it is expected that there will be an all-out battle. 

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